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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Feb 24, 2012 6:07pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Also looking for an Eyes Of The World...

I'm happy you checked it out and were pleased! It really is okay and we're always here to help if you find yourself craving something from 1982 or (gasp) 1984!

This comes to mind:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1984-04-14.109331.beyer-senn.daweez.D5scott.flac16

Excellent high fidelity audience and the energy is super high. Jerry is engaged and the band is sync'd.

You know what keeps me coming back to the 80's? Jerry's FAT guitar tones, Brent's B3 organ, and Phil's 6 string bass sound. Bobby's effects in the early 80's could be pretty nice and the Drums/Space segments really took on a life of their own.

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Poster: Jim F Date: Feb 25, 2012 12:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Also looking for an Eyes Of The World...

Whoa, let's not got TOO far...1984? I don't think I'm ready for that yet haha.

I dig a lot of the jams from 80-81, even 82 (I'm not even really a Brent guy but 79-81 has some stuff I find really interesting). But once '83 hits I just don't get into much of anything until around 89-90. I don't listen to the 90's with much regularity, but I have my moments. I have a lot of video from the 80's and 90's, that's usually how I get a lot of my 90's listening in.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Feb 25, 2012 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Also looking for an Eyes Of The World...

Searching for diamonds in the rough of 1984 can be frustrating but also quite rewarding. Garcia's guitar tone is so round/full and this really makes his playing shine when he's on. I find there is a thinness to his sound after this period which takes away from the emotive qualities of his playing. Though, it does make a brief appearance in 1987. There are of course exceptions to this in particular shows of all years.